The 21 Best New Zealand Eats

The 21 Best New Zealand Eats

Food. One of my favorite subjects…and New Zealand has a lot to offer in that department. From fruit and brekkie to drinks and dessert, you’ll never go hungry in NZ. These are 21 of the best foods (and drinks) to try: Lamb.                            […]

12 Ways Queenstown Stole My Heart

12 Ways Queenstown Stole My Heart

I know smaller cities and lesser known destinations are all the rage these days, and I’m all for “secret spots” and “hidden treasures.” Who isn’t? There’s something so thrilling about exploring untouched territory or taking the road less traveled. Butttt, there’s a reason the popular cities are so well-known. Something had to make them so incredible […]

Wanaka: Wanahike? Wanaeat? Wanavisit?

Wanaka: Wanahike? Wanaeat? Wanavisit?

Wanaka has got to be one of the most picturesque towns in New Zealand. It sits on the edge of Lake Wanaka, while mountains are set pristinely in the backdrop. All of the surrounding hikes take you to the best seats [aka views] in town, and the best part is that it’s lesser known than its sister city […]

A Guide to Arthur’s Pass

A Guide to Arthur’s Pass

Getting there Arthur’s Pass. The Great Alpine Highway. State Highway 73. Scenic Route. Whatever you want to call it, there’s only one road in and out of Arthur’s Pass National Park. It’s a mountain pass that takes you from the Christchurch area in the Canterbury Region to the West Coast on the South Island through […]

Kaikoura: Of Waterfalls & Sea Life

Kaikoura: Of Waterfalls & Sea Life

Kaikoura is one of those places that makes you ask yourself, “Is this real life?” According to Urban Dictonary, “Is this real life?” is: N. A term used when something really good happened and one is extremely happy. Substitute for OMG, Seriously?, or Are you kidding me? While it might be extremely “basic”, I think it applies. […]

Liebster Award Nomination

Liebster Award Nomination

Full disclosure: I had never heard of the Liebster Award until I got nominated, but I couldn’t be more excited! Thank you to Alex from Alex and Wanderlust for the nomination and also to Elisabeth from Sidetracked who nominated me, as well! Be sure to check out their adventures and awesome Instagram feeds, too! [alexandwanderlust // sidetrackedblog] […]

The Hot 8 Things To Do in Rotorua

The Hot 8 Things To Do in Rotorua

For someone that is perpetually cold, Rotorua was my heaven. I’m not talking about a tropical climate, but rather 360 degrees of geothermal activity. Still volcanically active, Rotorua [or Rotovegas as the locals like to call it] is literally bursting with geothermal wonders and activity. In fact, much of the North Island can be accessed via […]

Coromandel Peninsula: Narnia or New Zealand?

Coromandel Peninsula: Narnia or New Zealand?

I never want to leave Narnia, I mean, New Zealand. This country is insanely mind-blowing out of this world majestic to the point where it doesn’t even seem real. It’s no wonder so many movies have filmed here, including The Chronicles of Narnia. Narnia is a fantasyland, New Zealand seems like a fantasyland – it just makes […]